Mother’s Day weekend is coming up, so what will you and your family do to celebrate this special occasion? Take the time to be together on Mother’s Day weekend, whether your activities are indoor or outdoor. If you are looking for ideas for what to do, here is some inspiration for having fun on your mother’s day weekend:
Make it a special Mother’s Day movie night and host a movie night with your family. Rent or buy your favourite DVDs or find a great movie on Netflix and cuddle up on the sofa. You can make a feast of popcorn, fruit and other finger food to snack on while you watch the movie, or even order pizza! Choose great movies that appeal to children and adults alike, so that everyone will be entertained. Or, you could even have a nostalgic night and watch some of the old family home movies from when your children were little or when you were young.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Now that spring has sprung, it’s a great time to explore the outdoors. Your little ones will love going on a nature scavenger hunt, a fun activity that encourages them to look closely at their surroundings. Make a list of nature items that they need to collect, such as a pinecone, a feather or a stone. Whoever collects all of the items on the list first is the winner. If you don’t want your kids to be bringing huge piles of flowers, sticks and stones back with them into your home you could give them a Polaroid camera so that they can collect photos of the scavenger hunt items instead.
Plant a Garden
If the weather is nice on Mother’s Day Weekend, one idea for a fun activity could be planting a garden together. First of all, buy packets of flower seeds that grow well in your region and then have your children help you to plant the flowers. Over the next few weeks you can watch the flowers grow and bloom, adding beauty to your home. This is a great way to teach your little ones about nature and living things as well as a fun Mother’s Day activity. Also, it is a gift that will keep on giving all throughout the year as your flowers bloom.
Another fun Mother’s Day weekend activity you can enjoy in the daytime or the evening is to bake together. You can find a great recipe for cakes, brownies, cookies or other treats – whether it is an old family recipe or something from a cook book. It’s a lot of fun to bake treats and children of all ages can get involved in a variety of ways, from stirring the batter to icing the cupcakes and rolling the cookie dough into balls. At the end of your hard work you will have some delicious desserts to enjoy for Mother’s Day.
Make Some Mother’s Day Art
Get the creative juices flowing and make some beautiful art with your little ones. Painting and drawing are very fun activities and anyone can join in, from the littlest toddler to the teenagers to the adults. Get some nice art supplies, such as new crayons or high quality paper, so that you can really make something special. Or, you could even spread out a full roll of butcher paper and have everyone work together on a huge mural. Afterward, hang your artwork on the wall to show off your one of a kind Mother’s Day masterpieces.
Another fun activity that the whole family can enjoy is to have a dance party in your own home. Put on some of your favourite tunes, clear the furniture out of the living room to make a dance floor and boogie all night long! You can teach your children fun dances like the Macarena and the chicken dance and you can have a competition to see who can do the craziest dance move. This is a fun and active way to be silly and have a few laughs together – you might even want to make a video of your silly dance moves so that you can laugh about it later.
These are just a few of the fun activities that you can enjoy during Mother’s Day weekend. Of course, no matter what you do the most important thing is that you are spending time with your loved ones and enjoying their company. The memories that you create together will be priceless and will bring you closer together as a family.
Take the time to plan something special for this weekend and use this opportunity to spend quality time with your family. You will be able to create wonderful Mother’s Day memories that you will treasure forever.